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    No-jump skating

    If there were a sport called skating-without-jumps, who would be on your all-star team?

    Here's mine: Shae-Lynn Bourne as a solo skater; Lucinda Ruh; Alissa Czisny; Yukina Ota.

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    Men: Alexei Yagudin, Kurt Browning, Jeffrey Buttle, Johnny Weir.

    Ladies: Ekaterina Gordeeva, Sasha Cohen.
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    Ryo Shibata

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    Michelle Kwan, Angela Nikodinov, Dorothy Hamill, Yuka Sato, Nicole Bobek, Sarah Meier, Paul Wylie, Brian Boitano, Kurt Browning, Stephane Lambiel, Jeremy Abbott, Jeffrey Buttle, Patrick Chan, Shawn Sawyer, Diasuke Takahashi, Matt Savoie, and Ryan Jahnke
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    Cool concept!
    I'd have to agree with many suggested already!
    Kurt, Shae Lynn, Sasha Cohen, Lucindah Ruh, Nicole Bobek, Katia Gordeeva, Yuka Sato, Johnny Weir, Ilia Kulik.

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    David Liu

    edited to add Josee Chouinard
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    I vote for Lucindah Ruh,too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandidy View Post
    I vote for Lucindah Ruh,too.
    stephane lambiel, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Kurt Browning, Brian Orser, Alexei Yagudin

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    John Curry.

    The great ballet writer and critic Robert Greskovic wrote yesterday in the Wall Street Journal,

    Meanwhile, elsewhere in Manhattan, Ice Theatre of New York offered another 1970s wonder: Ms. Tharp's "After All" (to Tomaso Albinoni). This ice "dance" dates from 1976, when it was created for the great figure-skating champion John Curry. "After All" was revived here by the skating troupe for the first time since Curry, who died in 1994, stopped doing it. When Curry first performed the three-movement, solo work, it was a beacon of hope for the art of skating. The ever-scrupulous Ms. Tharp had arranged a work of real choreographic finesse that honors the integrity for skating's fine-edge schooling. It was something quite beyond what Curry used to call the "bunny suit" acts of "Ice Capades."

    Curry's impassioned work with ice theater helped turn the tide, but seeing "After All" in this current, welcome reappearance on a program where nothing else even barely compared to its depth and coherence proved that much remains to be done. The raised standards that were set on ice during the same decade that gave ballet the 1970s works that ABT recently brought back to glory have yet to be consistently met or respected.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1194...googlenews_wsj

    Then, Maya Usova, Janet Lynn, Shizuka Arakawa, Susanna Poykio, Ekaterina Gordeeva, and Johnny Weir. And I have high hopes for Patrick Chan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan228 View Post
    John Curry.

    The great ballet writer and critic Robert Greskovic wrote yesterday in the Wall Street Journal,



    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1194...googlenews_wsj

    Then, Maya Usova, Janet Lynn, Shizuka Arakawa, Susanna Poykio, Ekaterina Gordeeva, and Johnny Weir. And I have high hopes for Patrick Chan.
    Poykio is an absolutely amazing skater, but no one notices her unfortunately. Darn it.

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    Skating solo without jumps requires first rate musicality, versatility, and ability to manipulate edging. I think without those abilities one would want to see the jumping tricks.

    I would put in order of preference: John Curry. David Liu, Stephane Lambiel, Kurt Browning, Ilia Kulic, Michelle Kwan, and Shae Lynn. There may be more that I haven't seen.

    Joe

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    The musicality, the death-sure edge quality, the high-tech spins ant the touch of art. Here is my list
    Men: John Curry, Stephane Lambiel, Ilia Kulik, Toller Cranston, Christopher Dean, Oleg Protapopov.

    Ladies: Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen, Jayne Torvill, Ludmilla Protapopova(Bielouszova).

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    I would have to go with many of the names already said and add
    Dorothy Hamill
    Babalonia and Gardner
    the Protopopov's
    (give me a break for the spelling please)
    Torvill and Dean

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    Stephane Lambiel, Todd Eldredge, Alexei Yagudin, Johnny Weir, Jeffrey Buttle

    Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen, Caryn Kadavy, Dorothy Hamill, Anna Kondrashova

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    Michelle, Sasha, Yuka Sato - each of these ladies has great style and movement on the ice without jumps.

    Lambiel, Wier and Kulik - I could watch them skate all day.

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